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Mary is a painter and printmaker living in Dublin. Born in Wexford She studied visual communication and 3D design at DIT in Dublin, and painting at Chelsea College of Art, London, and in New Zealand. She also lived in Belize and (for eleven years) in Kazakhstan; during her time there She published two books of photojournalism on Central Asia. She repatriated in 2014.
A member of Black Church Print Studio. Mary has been selected for many group exhibitions including the RHA Annual Exhibition, RUA Annual Exhibition and Cairde, The Model Sligo, and has completed a residency in Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her work is included in many public and private collections including The Office of Public Works, The Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford County Council, The Devlin Hotel, Holles St. Hospital Collection, and CITI. Most recently She completed four large scale commissions in Capitol Dock Dublin and won the Galway County Council Purchase Prize at Impressions Biennale 2019.
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
2020 KEEL, Solo exhibition, So Fine Art Editions, Dublin.
2019 DLR Open, Utopia Dystopia
2019 Over Nature, Curated by Valerie Ceregini
Touring: Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady.
St Luke’s Crypt, Cork. Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin.
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon
Luan Gallery, Athlone.
2019 Wall mural x 4 commissioned for Capital Dock, Dublin
2019 189 RHA Annual Exhibition
2019 Impressions Biennale, Galway County Council Purchase Prize winner
2019 So Fine Art Editions Summer Show
2019 Discover Print, Greenacres, Wexford
2019 VUE represented by Black Church Print Studio and So Fine Art Editions
2019 Art=430-790THz, WFO
2019 Halftone, Photo Ireland
2019 44 The Quay Waterford
2018 188 RHA Annual Exhibition
2018 137 RUA Annual Exhibition
2018 The Devlin Hotel, Ranelagh
2018 Art=430-790THz, WFO
2018 The Model Sligo, CAIRDE Visual
2018 INPRINT BCPS Members show at Greenacres
2018 VUE represented by Black Church Print Studio
2018 44 The Quay Waterford
2018 So Fine Art Editions Winter Show
2017 The Model presents Cairde Visual, Sligo
2107 Impressions Biennale, Galway, Curated by Jason Hicklin (UK)
2017 VUE represented by So Fine Art Editions
2017 VUE represented by Black Church Print Studio
2017 Halftone, Photo Ireland
2017 ‘Unframed’ Pier printers, Film base, Temple Bar
2017 Greenacres, Wexford Festival Opera
2017 Something Artful this way comes, Wexford Festival Opera
2017 Printmakers Gallery Dublin
2017 INCOGNITO – Jack and Jill Foundation, first artwork out of 1500 purchased
2017 SO Fine Art Editions Winter group show
2016 Halftone, Photo Ireland
2016 RA Summer exhibition London, Final selection / not hung
2016 Member Black Church Print Studio
2015 Halftone, Photo Ireland
2015 Bronze award– Colour, Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the year award
2015 All that glitters is gold, Greenacres Wexford,
2014 Three Visions, Art Centre Almata
2010 Air Astana’s Tengri Magazine, featured article, ‘Spirit of Kazakhstan’, May Issue
2008 From Chaos to Order, The Norman Gallery, Monks grange, Co Wexford
2007 Once in a blue moon, Cockleshell Gallery, Duncannon Fort, Co Wexford
2007 IRELAND’S HOMES INTERIORS & Living, front cover
2007 Greenacres Summer Exhibition
2006 Art @ Wexford Vocational College, Wexford Festival Opera – Group Exhibition
2006 Greenacres Wexford Festival Opera
2004 Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
2004 Kelly’s Resort Hotel Art Exhibition – WFO – Group Exhibition
2003 The Dye house Gallery, Summer Show
2003 Boyle Arts Week
2003 An tOireachteas, Dublin
2001 Greenacres Art Exhibition, Wexford Festival Opera – Group Exhibition
2001 Art @ Wexford Vocational College, Wexford Festival Opera – Group Exhibition
2000, Wexford Arts Centre, “Three Visions” – Group Exhibition
2000 New Zealand Best Design Awards 2000 – Highly Commended
1995 / 1994 Wexford Festival Opera, Greenacres, Solo Exhibition
1985 Degree Show Work published in The Irish Times
1985 Finalist in The Kilkenny Design Awards
1986 Kilkenny Design, One year, Butler House, Awarded from Final year exhibition
2018 Tyrone Guthrie Centre
2015 Dublin Art Book Fair, Temple Bar Galleries, Dublin
2014 Chai and Chat, Book launch, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Kazakhstan
2013 Head over Heels Book launch, Almaty, Kazakhstan Embassy Pall Mall London
Office of Public Works, Dublin. Devlin Hotel, Ranelagh, Dublin.
Environment Protection Agency. Wexford County Council Municipal Collection. Galway County Council Collection. Beat FM, Waterford. Holles St. Hospital Collection. Ferry Carrick Hotel, Wexford. Vocational Educational College, Wexford. Shymbulak Ski Resort. Deloitte. Grolsch. Citi.
Belize Audubon Society.